<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "cat" and "cart"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: raised open front unrounded compared with Cardinal Vowel no. 5 open back unrounded."> <meta name="keywords" content="cardinal,vowel,British,English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,vowel sounds,front,vowels,language,learning,teaching,efl,esl,elt"> </head> <html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs</title> <META name="description" content="Discrimination exercises in the recognition and production of English phonemes: vowel sounds - mid to lower front"> <META name="keywords" content="English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,vowel sounds,language,learning,teaching,efl,esl,elt"> </HEAD> <body text="#000000" link="#0000ff" vlink="#ff0000" bgcolor="#ffffff"> <p><a href="minimal.html">Index</a> | <a href="index.html">Home Page</a> | <a href="#" onClick="history.go(-1)">Back</a> | <a href="minimal0410.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph03.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph09.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cat</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cart</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">back</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bark</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sack</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Sark</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">Dan</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>darn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">mad</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>marred</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">mack</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>mark</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">had</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hard</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cad</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>card</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cam</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>calm</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">shack</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>shark</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cap</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>carp</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">stun</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>stern</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ban</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>barn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ham</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>harm</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ban</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>barn</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lad</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>lard</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bad</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bard</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">am</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>arm</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hat</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>heart</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">pat</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>part</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>